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post #11 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-16-2019, 08:04 AM
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Sounds like a kid did it to me. Most adults know better than to mess with a man's motorcycle, but I feel like if another man was to have dropped it, they would have stood it back up so you would never know. If it was backed into, there should be some evidence somewhere. New scratches or small dent or something. All I do know, is that you took it a heckuva lot better than I would have. I would have been livid. No way to know for sure, but people would have known I was pissed about it.
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I think he said the rear turn signal that was not on the ground was damaged, pushed over from that side.

Something I have learned over the years, there are 7 billion people on Earth. There is nothing good to be gained by giving control over your emotions to any of them.

40,000 people are killed in vehicle accidents in the US every year, a couple hundred thousand vehicles are totaled, and about that many people are seriously injured. About 75% of those people did not do anything wrong, the accidents were caused by the other 25%.

People cannot avoid ramming into each other, driving, parking, even in their own driveways.

Expect it to happen sooner or later, then there is nothing to get upset or emotional about. If you ride or drive your entire life someone or something else is going to destroy one of your vehicles at least.

You cant stop that, so why get upset? Thats just the way it is.
Logical point my daughter got hers out of the way at 20 yrs old when
a woman in the suv ran a red light.
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I think he said the rear turn signal that was not on the ground was damaged, pushed over from that side.

Something I have learned over the years, there are 7 billion people on Earth. There is nothing good to be gained by giving control over your emotions to any of them.

40,000 people are killed in vehicle accidents in the US every year, a couple hundred thousand vehicles are totaled, and about that many people are seriously injured. About 75% of those people did not do anything wrong, the accidents were caused by the other 25%.

People cannot avoid ramming into each other, driving, parking, even in their own driveways.

Expect it to happen sooner or later, then there is nothing to get upset or emotional about. If you ride or drive your entire life someone or something else is going to destroy one of your vehicles at least.

You cant stop that, so why get upset? Thats just the way it is.
So, you go through life without ever getting angry? Congratulations to you. You must be a monk.

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That's the beauty of this country. You do you, and I'm going to do me. I would have been livid. As you stated, you wouldn't have. That's fine, but I see no reason in that at all for you to "preach" to me about how it is. I am not telling you that you need to get angry, but yet you somehow feel the need to tell me not to. Keep stuff like that to yourself. Thank you.

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Here’s a closeup:

https://www.amazon.com/photos/shared...gZMmX5pk48OHbF

Signal works, thankfully. Wires may have been stressed but they’re obviously intact. There is no looseness in that signal bar at all. Feels entirely rigid, which makes me suspect some bent metal. If you were me, would you try and tap it back into place, or would you wait for a pro to look at it? I’d hate to snap it, as I can ride with it as is. Looks terrible, but...I care only slightly about that.

Also, the liners are all EFI.

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Looking at the exploded view, looks like the bracket that holds turn signal on is part of arm. OEM replacement is $130. I would remove turn assembly and see if internal bracket can be straightened. If it's steel should be easy. Remember you will have to bend a little more than straight as the bracket will want to spring back. Hope that made sense. Keep us informed.

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"I thought I was going to puke".
I get that. I almost puked for you. Everyone's worst nightmare. Well, not worst by any means but I feel your pain.
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That is such a gut punch. You did well, taking it as much in stride as possible. Didn't let it ruin an otherwise good ride.

You take care of your stuff, take extra care on the road, ride defensively, and be lucky enough not to get run over or forced down, etc, etc, etc, and then to have somebody just knock it over for you and run. People are pigs. Glad you maintained your equanimity so well and the bike sustained minimal damage. Good for you. No chance of a security camera on the parking lot, I guess?

We watched a drunk girl back into a car in austin late one night, wobble out of the car to look, (broken glass on both vehicles, slightly bent metal), get back in her car and drive away. We got her license, left it and our numbers for the victim. The victim called us for the story, got a number to call from police, spoke to a husband who said her story was that someone must have hit her. He believed the truth. Good guy. Same town, two years later, I came out to find a note on my car and a big dent in rear fender. The note was from a good samaritan that witnessed a woman (a pattern emerges) back into me, take a look, and leave the scene. What is that? Complete lack of character, morals, honor? What?
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Thanks to all for "feeling my pain" and thanks Les for the diagram! I'll report back when progress is made.
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Progress is made. I figgered from Les’s diagram I should just be able to bend it back into place, which I did. That rubber seal on the arm doesn’t make perfect contact with the main housing, but you’d have to really look to notice.

One piece of luck I failed to mention previously is the plastic Madonna bullet boob rear signal lens cover just popped off intact when Mr. Henpoop hit my scoot. Was just laying there beside the bike with a tiny crack. Gorilla-taped it on just now and I’m back in bidness, hardly the worse for wear.

I suppose I have taken my first baby steps toward owning a 2008 roadliner rat bike in 2031. I’m starting to get how it happens. Every crap thing that happens, you just keep strapping it together and the affection deepens. Gotta admit, I was expecting to trade this one in (10 yr anniversary in Aug) in the fall/winter....I’ll still probably buy new, but I don’t think the ‘liner is ever leaving my garage. Think we’re gonna renew our vows soon. ;-)

Btw, oil level perfect. Pretty sure this is a bike to ride through an apocalypse on...
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